Wednesday, July 3, 2019

I'm Back!!

Yes, I'm back again, after only a few days.  My favorite 'roosting' place these summer afternoons is the screen porch that looks into the oh so green forest.  

In between the trees the bluest of skies shows through. 

Its such a perfect place to put everything into perspective. 

 How small I am in this universe, how grand and wonderful and beautiful my little piece of the world is.

This is truly a time for sharing and being thankful and doing my part by enjoying and sharing the beauty that surrounds me.

"A smile is a light in the window that tells others that this is a caring, sharing person inside." - Leonard Nimoy

Friday, April 26, 2019

Spring Arrives

I'm all aflutter with Spring!  Are you??

The color combinations for Spring almost speak for themselves.  I used lavender and a lime green that looked sooo much like the new grasses growing along our country roads.

Life is good and I've begun  another circle project thinking of blue and gold for the coming month. 

" It is spring again.  The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart." Rainer Maria Rilke

Sunday, April 7, 2019


Still going around in circles -- but its been so much fun!

Experimenting with color is something I should have started a long time ago!  Its great fun and I feel as if I'm learning so much. 

Best of all  is the searching of myself to see what colors appeal to me the most and why I am attracted to them

Its quite coincidental that this 'searching' comes in early Spring because everywhere I go I see yellow, green, pink, light blue, violet...  Its a whole new world for me to explore.

I hope you're using this 'rebirth' time of the year and discovering ways to bring it into your life.

"It is spring again.  The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart." - Rainer Maria Rilke

Tuesday, April 2, 2019



My world is green again!  The sky is a deep, beautiful blue!  The flowers are blooming and I can walk among the small, creations of nature.  Isn't it wonderful?

 This is truly the time of the year that is made for 'living in the moment and enjoying the 'small stuff'.

The lure of the outdoors may take me away from my punch needle work but that's quite okay.  The 'work' will always be there but the small beautiful spring flowers won't.  So lets all take a little break once in awhile to enjoy the beauty that exists outside our windows.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Going Around in Circles

This past month I've been going around in circles.  Literally *smile*.  What a fun way to explore color combination, simple design and have fun while I'm at it.

Hope that if you feel like you're 'going around in circles' the end results are "what fun I had!"

Saturday, February 9, 2019


These days I'm drawn to work with hearts.  Its nice that my designing goes so perfectly with the month that celebrates love and hearts and may I please add chocolate to this list?

Its slow progress right now but I hope to speed up a bit now that I've made two prototypes.  I still need to back them, add a loop of twisted Sari silk and pronounce them hangable. 

"Love is our true destiny.  We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone -- we find it with another." - Thomas Merton


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Hunkered down for Winter!

Good excuse to stay home and create!

Trees down, neighbors helping each other dig out, 
Waiting for a clear path to the mail box.
Beauty everywhere.

"Nature is full of genius, full of the divine; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.."
Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


New Year, new word

"vignette -- a small ornamental design filling space in a book or carving typically based on foliage"

 This past year I just could not settle into anything.  I tended to jump from place to place, idea to idea never really extending my learning curve nor my imagination.

With a new year I'm always tempted to become orderly. I have gathered together all the 'small stuff' accumulated over several years.  Earrings that I no longer wear, buttons of all kinds, charms from 'old' bracelets.  My goal for this year is to make up a bunch of 'vignettes' reflecting 'where I am right' now as well where I have been in the past. We'll see what I discover.

"Bits and pieces flung into the universe, sticking in the sky like cotton balls on a jet black velcro surface." - Bradley Chicho

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

"Much the Worse for Wear"?

Happily I say goodbye to this year.  Not that it was bad mind you, but my body and mind have changed (dare we mention the three letter word age???).  I'm trying to keep up with the changes but some days are harder than others.

I want the old energetic, 'go getting' girl I once was but am trying to  accept my limitations and seek grace, beauty and love .  Sometimes it comes easily and other times its a struggle.  

Do you keep a journal?  Do you make 'resolutions' for yourself, to 'evaluate' your life as we turn the last page of 2018? 

I have kept journals for years. I find it helps to just write down all the good stuff and get the bad stuff out of my system by writing it down too.

To all of my friends I wish you a wonderful new year ahead - one where you make only good memories.
Happy New Year!!!

"Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier". 
Alfred Lord Tennyson


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